Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Dave Foster: Post Convention

Last night I attended my first meeting of the Loudon County Republican Committee. Probably one of the most significant things that happened at the meeting was hearing from Dave Foster. Throughout the nomination contest Dave Foster told Republican activists that they had three great candidates to choose from, and that he would wholeheartedly support whoever the convention chose as its nominee. Last night he made good on his promise. Dave Foster addressed the LCRC, thanked his supporters, made some of his trademark humor, praised Ken Cuccinelli, and pledged to do anything the Republican ticket wanted him to do. As part of his efforts to elect Ken Cuccinelli, he announced he will be hosting a fundraiser for Ken by the end of July at his D.C. law office.

Dave Foster also hinted at a possible future run for office. While I'm not sure what office he would run for (maybe the 8th congressional district?) his bid for attorney general has only improved his chances for future elected office. He improved his statewide name recognition, has supporters across the state, earned the respect of those who did not support him, and did little to get people upset at him through his bid. Dave Foster joked in his speech how Ken referred to him as the "nicest candidate in the race." He was definitely a very nice candidate. He was an honorable candidate to campaign against, and I will be excited to see what he does in the future.

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